With the recent CDC recommendations for Americans to wear face masks in public to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, we anticipated that the increase in demand of masks would put a strain on the city’s most vulnerable people – the elderly and those in the homeless community.
As a result, the Lotus School Foundation team has organized the second round of the handmade-mask project. Within the last two weeks, our volunteers have diligently sewn 910 fabric masks. Many of these masks were made with a special material called Halyard H600 medical fabric. The material was generously donated by Dr. Naomi Shields. The Halyard H600 is waterproof and can efficiently block out 98.9% – 99.9% bacterial.
In addition, we have received a generous donation of 1,100 anti-virus, washable, Nano-fabric face masks from our local charity partner, QXTVC in Vietnam. We are very grateful for their amazing support. Altogether, over 2,000 masks have been donated to benefit the Hunter Pond Nursing Home and seven of the homeless emergency shelters in San Antonio:
•Salvation Army Emergency Shelter
•Haven for Hope
•SAMMinistries Family Shelter
•Family Violence Prevention Service Shelter
•The Children’s Shelter
•Boyvilles Emergency Shelter
The Lotus School Foundation is deeply grateful to all of our volunteers and donors. THANK YOU, chu Chien, Trinh Truong, Tami Benson, and her wonderful friends (Nancy Bates, Cassidy Bates, Jennifer Canada, and Coalter Jarvis) for helping sewed the masks. Thank you, Cindy Vo, Nancy Vo, KieuHanh, Hang Tran, Alicia Vo, Nga Pham, and chi Le for your generous donations in supporting our homeless community during this pandemic.
Your compassion and generosity are making a difference!